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Great British Bake Off

Turner joins Channel 4 as commissioning editor

Bafta nominated Cal Turner is to join Channel 4’s Factual Entertainment department as commissioning editor. Turner, who joins from Naked has worked across some of the most popular British factual entertainment formats from The Apprentice and Snowflake Mountain, to Grand Designs and 60 Days with Ed Stafford. Working to Head of Factual Entertainment, Alf Lawrie, Turner […]

May 3, 2022

Sainsbury’s to sponsor Bake Off

Channel 4 has announced supermarket Sainsbury’s as the new exclusive broadcast sponsor of the entire The Great British Bake Off franchise from 2022 in a multi-year deal, marking the biggest sponsorship deal of the show to date. Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference range will be the broadcast sponsor across the franchise which includes the upcoming thirteenth […]

March 7, 2022

New rules to protect ‘distinctively British’ PSBs

Hours before he was sacked in a reshuffle, former Media Minister John Whittingdale announced new measures which he said will protect the creation of British TV, and help public service broadcasters (PSBs) compete with the US streaming giants in the digital age. In a keynote speech to the Royal Television Society Cambridge Convention, Whittingdale, a […]

September 16, 2021By Colin Mann